I'm a stay at home mom of three teens. I just recently quit my alteration business and part-time job of cleaning horse stalls for exchange of boarding. I'm frustrated that I can't do my craft and have the strength and energy to carry out responsibilities. I'm worried about my future and quality of life.
I feel like every day is a new symptom. I rotate from pain in joints and muscles, flu symptoms to skin irritation and dry eyes. I'm always complaining to my family about a new ailment. Sometimes I feel like they look at me like a hypochondriac. Now I just say "The usual" when they ask me what's wrong. I also feel like I'm crazy when I go to my rhuemy appointments. I almost wonder if they even know the symptoms of the disease. I can diagnose myself better by looking at google and get updated info. They look at you as a know it all when you tell them. God forbid I tell them I was a nurse many years ago! I'm on my second Dr. Because she was so cold. Now I have to start all over with the next one.
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Jul 13, 2012
Sep 17, 2017